Helen Wagstaff

Charity

Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We’ve saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and survival has doubled over the past 40 years. We fund research into more than 200 types of cancer from the most common, such as breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers, to rare types of tumours and children’s cancers, we support groundbreaking science that benefits everyone.


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Fundraiser: 
Helen Wagstaff

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As part of CASCAID, the asset management initiative to raise £1m+ for Cancer Research in 2017, I am doing a 500k challenge. This involves four crazy ideas:
Firstly, skiing 100k in a day. Those of you that ski will know this is no easy feat !  That’s a day of full-on racing down the slopes, first to last lift, no stops (not even for a boozy lunch). Is that even possible?
Next up, 2 100k cycle sportifs. I’m not a massive cyclist, so doing 100k is a challenge for me. In fact, the last time I did this I ended up in tears.
Then, running 100k over 10 consecutive days, 10k a day. Doesn’t sound too bad.
And finally, I hit the rowing machine to row 100k in 7 days. Averaging 15k a day, but aiming for 25k on one of the days, just to add to the pain !  
All funds raised go to Cancer Research. I don’t need to tell anyone why that’s a great cause, we all know someone who’s suffered. In particular, I’ll be thinking of my Dad and our lovely friend Mark Campbell.

As part of CASCAID, the asset management initiative to raise £1m+ for Cancer Research in 2017, I am doing a 500k challenge. This involves four crazy ideas:

Firstly, skiing 100k in a day. Those of you that ski will know this is no easy feat ! That’s a day of full-on racing down the slopes, first to last lift, no stops (not even for a boozy lunch). Is it even possible?

Next up, 2 100k cycle sportifs. I’m not a massive cyclist, so doing 100k is a challenge for me. The last time I did this ended in tears.

Then, running 100k over 10 consecutive days, 10k a day. Doesn’t sound too bad.

And finally, I hit the rowing machine to row 100k in 7 days. Averaging 15k a day, but aiming for 25k on one of the days, just to add to the pain !

I'll also be doing something extra each month to contribute, things like selling off some of the designer bags I don't use any more or giving up my beloved Starbucks or Champagne for a month and donating my normal spend. Have I gone mad?!

All funds raised go to Cancer Research. I don’t need to tell anyone why that’s a great cause, we all know someone who’s suffered. In particular, I’ll be thinking of my Dad and also our friend Mark Campbell.

Recent donors

28.07.17 Helen, thrilled to meet at last. My very best wishes for a fantastic initiative. Hugh Ward

07.06.17 You are an inspiration to us all Helen

18.05.17 Cheaper than buying jewellery last night but just as much fun! Carlo Porta

04.04.17 First-day-back boost! Katy xx

30.03.17 Amazing skiing feat! Particularly dealing with multiple moguls during a 100km run - ouch!

28.03.17 Amazing effort. Well done!

27.03.17 Top Bombing!! - Very jealous!!

20.03.17 What an achievement! Well done to the whole team on what must have been a ridiculous day on the slopes - only 400k to go! X

18.03.17 Thanks to Tim from LGS ski school for guiding our 100k ski yesterday. We're donating the fee he didn't charge us. What a great day.

13.03.17 VIP lane at the chairlift? All the very best. Hope the snow gods are with you. Michelle and Steve x

09.03.17 Best of luck with the challenge of champions! Alliott

28.02.17 very jealous would love to do it with you!

27.02.17 wow rather you than me - as you know I cant ski 10kms a day! Good luck keep up the training. Love JP and Richard

20.02.17 Good luck Helen! Especially on the rowing.....presumably Phil as your cox will spur you on?!

16.02.17 Good luck with the challenge

06.02.17 Oops, meantt more 's.....

06.02.17 Rocking Rower, Relentless Runner and Speedy Skier, all adds up to Legend status!

06.02.17

30.01.17

25.01.17 Counting down the days to be Helen and Bex's cycling domestique at the Cambridge Gran Fondo....I'll be on bottle duty :/

19.01.17

05.01.17 The skiing, given your pace on the slopes, will be no issue... Good luck with the rest!

20.12.16

13.12.16 Good luck H! Forget the pain, its for a great cause!

11.12.16 Wow, what a challenge! Dad would have been very impressed.

£6,555.00

Running total

Target:
£5,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£7,408.75
Total donors:
49
Last donor:

28.07.17  
Offline fundraising:
£2,550.00